Polygonatum × hybridum

common Solomon's seal (Syn. Polygonatum multiflorum)

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Buy Polygonatum × hybridum common Solomon's seal (Syn. Polygonatum multiflorum): Green-tipped, creamy white flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The graceful, arching stems that are clothed in large, dark green, slightly pleated leaves, which each have waxy-blue undersides, are enough to earn this plant its place in the garden. But in early summer, when the stems are strung with clusters of green-tipped, white flowers that hang like little bells, it is simply gorgeous. The flowers are followed by small, black fruit. Solomon's Seal prefers a cool position in a shady spot and looks wonderful in a woodland setting among shade-loving ferns.

  • Garden care: Polygonatum do not like dry soil. Cut the plant down to the ground in autumn. Lift and divide large colonies in early spring, taking care not to damage the young shoots. Apply a mulch of well-rotted leafmould or garden compost in spring.

  • Pets: TOXIC if eaten; Humans: Harmful if eaten

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Def buy this again


Great flower looks like jewels or pearls in the shade of the garden


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Great plant for shade


Planted this in a border in some shade in our white garden and it dies beautifully. Arrived in very good condition - crocus are brilliant at packaging! Am hoping it will speed




Useful for shade


Pros: lovely elegant and vertical foliage with insignificant white bell shaped flowers. Grows in shade, under trees with ferns and vinca as a pretty indestructible ground cover. Best with some moisture, but withstands dry shade. Cons: leaves get eaten midsummer and plant almost disappears - but reappears following Spring as healthy as ever.




Great value, good quality


I bought a number of these in 9cm pots. All were very healthy specimens. I kept them in the pots for a number of weeks whilst I cleared a woodland area for replanting. They survived well in the small pots and thrived when planted out. They look great amongst the ferns, Hostas and other woodland species. I intend to buy more next spring.




I would buy this product again


I planted this in a large tub and my garden was being landscaped, once finished I replanted direct in the garden with continued excellent results!





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My solomans seal gets grey caterpillars after flowering, how can I treat this. They dont harm the plant - each year it returns better than ever - but I dont want them to spread to other kinds of plants.


These are caterpillar like Solomon's seal sawfly. The defoliation caused by Solomon's seal sawfly looks worse than it is and the plant generally responds with healthy growth the following year. Therefore this insect can be tolerated and the plants will survive, where practical these larvae can be picked off by hand. Encourage predators and other natural enemies of sawfly in the garden, such as birds and ground beetles.


Is my Polygonatum OK? My Polygonatum multiflorum (Solomon's Seal) looks just a pot of earth. It may be that it is too early for the plant to be showing above the soil yet, but I understood it was spring flowering so assumed something would be showing by now.

The Polygonatum mulitflorum is a herbaceous perennial which die down cvompletely during the winter. Therefore they will not be showing any growth at all at this time of the year. Once they start to grow though (usually around mid to late April), they are pretty fast and will start to flower in early summer from May onwards.



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